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ERIC Number: EJ902965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Race and Refugeity: Ethnocinema as Radical Pedagogy
Harris, Anne
Qualitative Inquiry, v16 n9 p768-777 Nov 2010
This article introduces "Cross-Marked: Sudanese Australian Young Women Talk Education", a series of seven short films made collaboratively with Sudanese young women from refugee backgrounds, examining their education experiences in Australia. The author frames this research through the emerging practice of ethnocinema and its relationship with ethnographic documentary. The coparticipants examine the prevailing social conditions for connectedness/disconnectedness in the context of a sometimes-hostile contemporary educational climate, as does the author/researcher through autoethnographic reflections on practice. The films use a "performative ethnography" to disrupt the folds and pleats of conventional stories told of and about the pedagogies of belonging and becoming. The films draw on the informants' social practices of self to trouble teleological narratives of identity, and they offer a territory of possibilities for learning to "see more critically, think at a more critical level, and to recognise the forces that subtly shape their lives" (Kincheloe & McLaren)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Sudan